Shooting yourself in the foot
Jun17

Shooting yourself in the foot

  The five biggest mistakes small businesses make and how to avoid them Stacey Price, financial coach, accountant and the founder of Healthy Business Finances shares the biggest mistakes small business owners make and how to avoid them. With the evolution of cloud accounting software (think MYOB, Xero, Quickbooks Online), business owners tend to sign up to a software subscription under the impression that because they have chosen...

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Mortgage holidays – what you need to know
Jun17

Mortgage holidays – what you need to know

  Banks are taking applications for mortgage holidays from consumers affected by COVID-19. So, Consumer NZ looks at the pros and cons of deferring mortgage repayments. What is a mortgage holiday? A mortgage holiday lets you temporarily stop making repayments on your home loan if you’re under financial pressure. Homeowners who are struggling financially as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown can apply to their bank for a six-month...

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What Next?
Jun17

What Next?

  How much damage has the economy incurred and how do we lessen the impact? The Alert Level 4 and subsequent lockdowns were a public health necessity for New Zealand, there’s no doubt about that. Looking abroad at countries fraught with COVID-19 – from over 1.8 million cases and well over 100,000 deaths in the United States, to Sweden (often compared with New Zealand’s Covid response due to the similar size) with over 40,000...

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